ProjectFUN Afterschool

ProjectFUN Afterschool is designed as an enrichment and exploratory opportunity for students in Grades K-7. This unique program exposes students to a variety of disciplines, and teaches them how these disciplines come together in the world of game design. Students will explore their passion in multiple subject areas as they create a variety of hands-on projects.

OVERVIEW

  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Hours: Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $595
  • Subjects: Game Development, Programming, Fine Art, Sound Design

Prerequisites

ProjectFUN Afterschool is open to students in Grade K through Grade 7.

Syllabus

ProjectFUN Afterschool uses the following syllabus to cover a range of subjects over the course of the program.


Week 1: Overview

Week 2 – 3: Game Design

  • Game designers are responsible for creating the rules and mechanics that make a game original, rewarding, and fun.


Week 4 – 7: Programming

  • Programmers create the software that brings games to life and allows players to interact with these environments in new and exciting ways.


Week 8 – 10: Art

  • Animators have an important job in any video game or film production: to create living, breathing characters who express their unique personality through their movements.


Week 11 – 12: Sound Design

  • It's up to the audio professionals on the team to compose the musical score that sets a game’s mood and record the sound effects that give players moment-to-moment gameplay feedback.

Location

ProjectFUN Afterschool is a 12-week program (36 hours total) held on Wednesdays at DigiPen’s Redmond, WA campus (9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052).

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2016 - 2017

ProjectFUN Afterschool will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There will be a student drop-off period from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., during which time enrichment activities will be offered

Fall Dates:

September 14, 2016 - December 7, 2016*
*There will be no class on November 23.

Times:

Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. drop-off period.
A snack will be provided for students during ProjectFUN Afterschool.

Registration Deadline:

September 7, 2016

Spring Dates:

January 25, 2017 - April 26, 2017*
*There will be no class on March 1 and April 5.

Times:

Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. drop-off period.
A snack will be provided for students during ProjectFUN Afterschool.

Registration Deadline:

January 18, 2017

Tuition

The tuition for ProjectFUN Afterschool is $595 per 12-week session. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The remaining $495 must be paid by September 7, 2016 for fall and January 18, 2017 for spring.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.